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Today I am reviewing on its publication day The Daughter by Liz Webb, published by Allison & Busby.


‘I lean in and whisper the question I have never let myself utter in twenty-three years.

‘Dad…did you murder Mum?’

Hannah Davidson has a dementia-stricken father, an estranged TV star brother, and a mother whose death opened up hidden fault lines beneath the ordinary surface of their family life.

At thirty-seven, Hannah is losing her grip on both her drinking and a cache of shameful secrets. Now the spitting image of her mother Jen Davidson, and the same age she was when she died, Hannah is determined to uncover exactly what happened to her mum, but soon the boundaries between Hannah and her mother become fatally blurred. 

“Families can be murder…”

It’s one thing to have lost your mother, have an estranged brother and watch your fathers mind slip away. But, these things become a whole other situation when you have lingering doubt that perhaps it was your father who took your mother away all those years ago.

The Daughter is a compelling and dark psychological thriller that had me caught in a web of intrigue, family dysfunction and secrets. I enjoyed unpacking the mystery which at times was quite creepy and had my hackles up!

The characters are flawed, believable and each play their role extremely well. I connected with Hannah, a broken soul, who I really felt for more and more as the book progressed and I was just as desperate as she was for answers.

As a debut, Webb has done such a stellar job delivering a riveting read and is an exciting new voice in the psychological thriller genre. I really enjoyed the style of storytelling, the writing and I look forward to reading more from her.

Thank you to Liz Webb, Allison & Busby and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Daughter, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Foyles and BookBub if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.

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 Liz Webb originally trained as a classical dancer, then worked as a secretary, stationery shop manager, art class model, cocktail waitress, stand-up comic, voice-over artist, script editor and radio drama producer, before becoming a novelist.  She lives in North London with her husband, son and serial killer cat Freddie.



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